Insurer Need Not Defend Wagon Injury Suit, 6th Circ. Says

Law360, Los Angeles (December 9, 2014, 3:48 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit on Monday upheld a district court's ruling that Western World Insurance Co. isn't obligated to defend the owner of a farmers market in a suit over a wagon accident that left an employee paralyzed from the waist down, finding the relevant insurance policy excludes the employee's injury from coverage.

In its decision, the three-judge appellate panel agreed with U.S. District Judge Julian A. Cook that Western World has no duty to defend insured Bert Hoey in a negligence suit brought by seasonal worker Mary Armbruster or to indemnify Hoey in the event that Armbruster prevails in the action....

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